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Full time students

If all the residents in your home are full time students you may qualify for an exemption from Council Tax.

The definition of a full time student is someone who is enrolled on a full time university or college course lasting at least one academic year, attending at least 24 weeks in that academic year and the course involves at least 21 hours study each week during term time.

If all the residents in your home but one are students a 25% discount can be granted. If there are two people in the household who are not students, no discount can be granted at all.

To apply for the exemption or discount you will need to supply the Council Tax team with a copy of your student exemption certificate provided by your college or university.